June 4, 2021
Halliwell Review Committee
As many of you know the Halliwell Review Committee is getting well underway to gather all thoughts and ideas from community members on what to do with the Halliwell property. We are beginning by distributing a simple survey for everyone to fill out. There are no wrong answers, and everyone is allowed to fill it out individually, with family members, neighbors, or however else you'd like to brainstorm. This will serve as a starting point for the committee to hear what people are thinking about.
This will not be the only opportunity to have your voice be heard. We have tentatively scheduled our public charrette for July 24, so keep an eye out for more details to come. We are also requesting that boards and commissions begin to brainstorm as well, so please feel free to attend any meetings where you may see it on an agenda.
We look forward to hearing and reading all the ideas that are out there, and working collaboratively with everyone to achieve a very successful outcome, whatever that may be!
Thank you all very much for taking the time to fill out the survey in advance.
Halliwell Review Committee
Good News from Aging Well, Inc.
Classes are once again being offered at Scouters Hall in North Smithfield, 3 extra classes have been added! We will be adhering to all RI Department of Health Covid-19 regulations to keep everyone safe. The number of class participants will be limited for social distancing. Please call Aging Well Inc at 401-766-3734 for information, and to register for classes.
Scouters Hall Class Schedule
Monday 10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Zumba Gold with Fran
11:15 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Chair Exercise with Fran
Tuesday 1:30 P.M. Mindfulness/Meditation with Diane
Thursday 10:15 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Zumba Gold With Fran
1:00 P.M.-1:45 P.M. Keep Moving with Steve
Friday 12:00 P.M. -12:45 P.M. Line Dancing with Fran
Scouters Hall, 13 Main Street, North Smithfield, RI
Saturday, June 5, 2021*
North Smithfield Town Wide Yard Sale, benefiting
the North Smithfield Food Pantry.
*Rain date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Yard Sale Locations:
The 14th Annual North Smithfield Pumpkin
Festival will be held on
September 18, 2021, 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Click here to be redirected to the Pumpkin
Festival website for more information.
The North Smithfield Athletic Association (NSAA) is a non-profit all-volunteer organization formed to support athletic sports and involvement at the North Smithfield middle & high school level. Our mission is to continue to fundraise throughout the year, to support, enhance and improve the athletic experience for all the athletes on their teams.
We are looking for volunteer members to become part of our Board of Directors team and one who truly enjoys and is passionate with being involved with North Smithfield’s efforts to fundraise and enhance North Smithfield’s school sports programs.
We have two immediate positions currently open and would welcome any adult who is passionate and enthusiastic about school athletics and would like to join and be a part of the NSAA Board of Directors dedicated group of individuals.
The two immediate open positions are:
NSAA – Chairperson/President
Objective: Ability to attend 2 meetings per month with Board Members and with Athletic Director. Looking for a qualified and passionate individual that is approachable and is an objective listener. Should be a strategist and be knowledgeable about North Smithfield School Sports.
- Serves as the primary contact with the Athletic Director, Principles, Superintendent and school board
- Presiding at monthly board meetings
- Creating a purposeful agenda in collaboration with the Athletic Director
- Serves as the main contact for all board issues
- Sets goals and objectives with board and ensures that they are met in a timely manner
- Holds board members accountable for attending monthly meetings
- Reviews the Financials of the board
- Negotiates pricing on contracts & bids
NSAA – Secretary
Objective: Ability to attend two meetings per month with Board Members and with Athletic Director. The board secretary must be an individual who is in control of every task and has a fluid set of goals to accomplish at each meeting. Desirable qualities include strong communication skills and the ability to organize and prioritize tasks. Should be extremely driven, detailed oriented and focused individual who is well versed and knowledgeable in administrative tasks would be ideal.
- Assures that a monthly agenda has been prepared by the Chairperson/President and is distributed to all board members in advance of each meeting
- Oversees the distribution of background information gathered for the agenda items to be discussed
- Prepares official minutes of each meeting and records motions, discussion, votes and decisions
- Prepare and provides previous meeting written or typed minutes to board members before the next meeting and records any changes or corrections
- Assures that documents (bylaws, Form-990, roster of board members) are accessible to all members
- Schedules, coordinates and notifies board member of any upcoming meetings, changes etc.
- Hold members accountable for their task
- Facilitates ongoing communications with board members, Athletic Director and other school officials
To learn more about the NSAA, please go to the NSAA website located at: www.nsaa.us.com.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can bring your worn American Flag to the Town Hall for proper disposal. When your flag is worn and no longer fitting for display, bring it to the North Smithfield Town Hall, we have a flag disposal box that was made by an Eagle Scout. Your flag will be disposed of in a proper ceremony.
North Smithfield Food Pantry
June pick up dates:
Tuesdays, June 22nd and 29th @ 5:30PM
Saturdays, June 19th and 26th @ 10:00AM
The Food Pantry is for North Smithfield residents.
You must have a photo ID and a bill that confirms your North Smithfield address. You can attend the Food Pantry all four times it is open per month.
The Pantry is located at the Slatersville Congregational Church UCC on the Common.
Due to the pandemic, the food is distributed through a drive through at the church. Please stay in your car and line up on Green Street and you will be welcomed and instructed.
Questions? Call 401-678-0356
Your generosity is always appreciated by both the North Smithfield Food Pantry and the clients they serve. Thank you for your continued support.
In addition the Food Pantry happens because of its amazing volunteers. Many thanks to all those who give continuously of their time and talents. They are a very dedicated group!
June needs are:
Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Tomato Sauce
Financial donations are always appreciated and can be sent to:
North Smithfield Food Pantry
PO Box 283
Slatersville, RI 02876
In-person council meetings to
resume next week in North
For the past 14 months, “participation,” in local government came with a long list of challenges, from computer glitches, background noise and poor sound quality, to an impersonal feel that may have intimidated some who otherwise would have addressed town officials.
In North Smithfield, that ends for Town Council meetings next week, following a decision to reopen the board’s public gatherings to in-person attendance.
“It’s a council decision to open it up to the public,” said Town Council President John Beauregard. “The state opened up, so we’re allowed to do it.”
Those in North Smithfield who enjoyed the convenience of the virtual option, and watching the meetings from the comfort of home, need not worry: according to Beauregard, online council meetings will continue in town. Resident and part-time zoning official Carl Johnson has long provided video services for the board, and will continue live-streaming post-pandemic.
“I want to give people as much access, and as many options, as I can,” Beauregard said. “Everything will stay the same, except now there’s an option to be there live.”
Beauregard said he made the decision to continue online meetings because some seem to enjoy it.
“I think it was allowing for more participation because some people might feel more comfortable,” he said.
The change begins next week, in North Smithfield, at a special meeting on Monday, June 7, when the agenda includes a public hearing on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Comments from those attending in person will be taken first, before feedback is allowed from the virtual audience through the now customary, “raise hand,” function. A link to attend has been published on the meeting agenda.
“I like the interaction,” Beauregard said. “It’s just easier to interact with people, with body language and everything. I would much rather see faces in the audience than on the screen.”
As with most settings across the state, those who are not fully vaccinated, and who have not built up antibodies after having COVID-19, are asked to wear masks if they attend the North Smithfield meeting, to be held in the council chambers at 83 Greene St.
“Everybody will have an opportunity to be heard,” Beauregard said.
Agendas can be found on the Secretary of State Website by
Conservation Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @6:30 P.M.
Town Council Meeting
Hybrid Meeting (limited in-person attendance, zoom available)
Monday, June 7, 2021 @ 6:45 P.M.
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